Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2019: Public Sector ICT's meetings of working groups and experts in Helsinki


Finland holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from the beginning of July until the end of December 2019. The presidency is responsible for driving forward the Council's work on EU legislation, ensuring the continuity of the EU agenda and cooperation among member states. During the six-month term, Finland will chair both the Council's meetings of ministers and meetings of working groups and experts.

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Public Sector ICT’s meetings of working groups and experts 

During Finland's Presidency, the Ministry of Finance's Public Sector ICT Department will organise four meetings of working groups and experts.

21 October 2019 Semic 2019 Conference ‘Linking Data Spaces For Citizens’

The conference organised together by the European Commission and the Ministry of Finance will discuss interoperability of EU countries’ administrations and the proposal for a common European data space. Semic’s mission is to contribute to the interoperability of European public administrations and the implementation of the ISA2 programme for creating joint digital solutions.

22 October 2019 Digital Government Conference

The conference organised by the Ministry of Finance’s Public Sector ICT Department will discuss the implementation of the Tallinn declaration on eGovernment and the future prospects of digital governance in the face of technological rupture. The declaration was signed by all EU and EEA member states in 2017.

23 October 2019 Meeting Of EU Chief Information Officers (CIO Meeting)

In the meeting organised by the Ministry of Finance's Public Sector ICT Department and hosted by Anna-Maija Karjalainen, Director General of the Public Sector ICT Department, member states’ data management directors will discuss the current state of data management in their respective countries and possible joint objectives for promoting digitalisation.

25–26 November 2019 High Level Conference On Data Economy
The High-Level Conference on Data Economy organised jointly the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Ministry of Finance will gather a broad spectrum of aspects on data economy in order to showcase solutions and to define the principles for a sustainable, competitive and human-driven data economy. The programme will focus on the theme of human-centric data economy featuring the public and private sectors, non-governmental organisations and civil society. 

More information:

Juhani ( VM ) Korhonen, Ministerial Adviser 
Ministry of Finance, Julkisen hallinnon tieto- ja viestintätekninen osasto / Julk ICT, Tietopolitiikka 0295530234  


Pirre Laaksonen, Coordinator 
Ministry of Finance, Julkisen hallinnon tieto- ja viestintätekninen osasto / Julk ICT, Tietopolitiikka 0295530243